Paris, during the winter after its Liberation. Jean Diego meets up with his friend Raymond Lecuyer again. A tramp, pretending that he the Destiny, predicts Jean will meet the most beautiful girl in the world. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. He soon discovers that her brother Guy was the one that gave Raymond away to the Gestapo... Written by
Did You Know?
The roles of Jean Diego and Malou were originally to be played by then-lovers Jean Gabin
and Marlene Dietrich
, who had recently returned to France after the end of the war. Dietrich pulled out of the project at the last minute, however, and Gabin followed her. With the rest of the cast already selected and production scheduled to begin soon, Carné and Prévert had to choose an unknown actor for the role of Jean Diego, a singer/performer who had recently had some success in the French Music Halls - Yves Montand. See more